Log of the S.S the Mrs Unguentine

Log of the S.S the Mrs Unguentine

Paperback American Literature (Dalkey Archive)

By (author) Stanley Crawford, By (author) Ben Marcus

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  • Publisher: Dalkey Archive Press
  • Format: Paperback | 108 pages
  • Dimensions: 137mm x 198mm x 10mm | 91g
  • Publication date: 1 October 2008
  • Publication City/Country: Normal, IL
  • ISBN 10: 1564785122
  • ISBN 13: 9781564785121
  • Edition statement: Dalkey.
  • Sales rank: 185,080

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"Forty years ago I first linked up with Unguentine and we made love on twin-hulled catamarans, sails a-billow, bless the seas..." So begins the courtship of a certain Unguentine to the woman we know only as "Mrs. Unguentine," the chronicler of their sad, fantastical tale. For forty years, they sail the seas together, alone on a giant land-covered barge of their own devising. They tend their gardens, raise a child, invent an artificial forest--all the while steering clear of civilization. Log of the S.S. The Mrs. Unguentine is a masterpiece of modern domestic life, a comic novel of closeness and difficulty, miscommunication and stubborn resolve. Rarely has a book so perfectly registered the secret solitude of marriage, how shared loneliness can result in a powerful bond.

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"A captivating short work almost beyond description."- The New Yorker